DPRK hackers attacked South Korean exchanges

Hackers from North Korea were trying to steal found of South Korea cryptocurrency exchanges
02 October 2017   428

A police investigation confirmed the involvement of North Korean hackers in the recent attacks on the South Korea's crypto exchange, but they were not able to steal money. This is written by The Japan Times.

Security company FireEye reported on the fact that since May hackers from North Korea made several attempts to steal funds from South Korean exchanges. It is alleged that in recent months, at least three attempts have been made at phishing attacks on South Korean exchanges.

The findings of FireEye confirmed by the police of South Korea: according to it, between July and August, several dozen employees of four exchanges whose names were not disclosed, were sent emails containing malicious code. Hackers were allegedly speaking on behalf of representatives of government agencies responsible for security issues, and letters were sent from the same IP addresses that were previously associated with North Korea's attacks on government organizations in Seoul.

It is noted that none of the computers was compromised and the funds were not stolen

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   73

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.